50,000 gallons of oil spill, engulf streets in L.A.

May 15, 2014

A broken oil pipe leaked 50,000 gallons of oil over a half-mile area in Atwater Village, a suburb of Los Angeles, early Thursday morning, and oil is now reportedly knee-deep on some streets.

Raw footage shows the oil spurt into the air, and spill river-like down a nearby road: 

The Los Angeles Fire Department said that the 20-inch above-ground pipe burst soon after midnight, and that no injuries have been reported. Per NBC Los Angeles, the event has partially shut down the area, where oil was seen shooting skyward and into some businesses. The spill also caused the evacuation of a local establishment called The Gentleman’s Club.

The affected oil line has been shut off.  

This article was originally published at http://www.thewire.com/national/2014/05/burst-pipe-leaks-50000-gallons-of-oil-onto-california-streets/370926/

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